Cold and Flu Research and Studies Directory
Researchers often study colds and the flu to find out more about the types, causes, treatments, and prevention of both. Clinical trials let participants try out experimental therapies. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how cold and flu research, studies, and trials work and how to find out more.
Pregnancy and the Flu
WebMD explains the risk of flu during pregnancy and tells you how to prevent and treat this illness to minimize problems.
Flu in Older Adults
Learn the facts about flu in older adults, including strategies for prevention and treatment.
Is a Virus the Cause of COVID-19? Identifying a Virus
Find out how scientists figure out that a virus -- and which virus -- is the source of a disease like SARS.
Do you know how you might feel with flu symptoms? Learn more about the symptoms of flu and what to expect.
Prevent Flu: Don’t Be Touchy
To prevent the flu, avoid touching your nose, mouth, and eyes during flu season.
Prevent Flu: Go to Work or Stay in Bed?
To stop spread of the flu, stay home when you're contagious. How do you know if you could spread the flu virus?
Prevent Flu: Soap Away Germs
To keep the flu virus at bay, use soap and water several times a day. Here’s a sure technique to kill flu germs on your hands.
Prevent Flu: Steer Clear of Sick People
WebMD shows you how to prevent the flu, including swine flu, by washing your hands, avoiding those who are sick, and more.
Myths & Facts about the Common Cold
The common cold comes with common annoyances. Get the myths and facts about how to cure a cold and what really helps prevent cold symptoms from getting you down.
Too Sick to Work?
You’re sick, but you’re debating whether you should still go in to work. We’ll help you decide.
How to Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer
A step-by-step guide to make your own hand sanitizer when there’s a shortage.
What We Can Do to Control Spread of COVID-19
As COVID-19 spreads, what habits should we practice in our daily lives to avoid infecting others? WebMD’s Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, speaks with U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams to address common questions and misinformation about this virus.
Slideshows & Images
Pictures of Cold & Flu Symptoms, Treatments
Parsing the difference between a cold and flu isn't so easy. WebMD's slideshow explains how to tell the difference - and how to treat your symptoms.
See foods that may help build your immune system to help you stay healthy and fight illness. Featuring nutritious and antioxidant-rich fruits, vegetables, and more.
Soothe a Child's Cold or Flu
Does your child have the cold or flu? See how to ease your child's cold or flu. Help symptoms like cough, sore throat, and stuffiness.
What to Eat to Boost Your Immune System
Wouldn’t it be nice if eating a particular food could magically protect you against all the nasty bugs floating around? (Even better, if ...
Coronavirus Fears When You Have Diabetes
A couple of nights ago, I did what every scientific expert on COVID-19 virus has warned against: I panicked. After a day spent reading ...
What Is a 'Silent Spreader'?
In the avalanche of new terminology related to coronavirus, you might be hearing about 'silent spreaders' - but what does that term really mean? ...
Coronavirus in Context: How Hospitals Will Prepare for Surge of COVID-19 Cases
WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, MPH, speaks with the President of the Society of Critical Care Medicine
Can You Catch A Contagious Disease?
Test your knowledge of contagious diseases with this quiz.
Cold vs Allergies. Do You Know the Difference?
Do you have a cold or allergies? Take this quiz and find out.
The Truth About the Common Cold
The common cold can be uncommonly troublesome. WebMD tests your knowledge on this persistent health enemy by testing you on cold symptoms, cold germs, and cold remedies.
Do You Fall For Old Flu Myths?
Do you believe a flu shot can cause the flu? That you throw up with the flu? Take this WebMD quiz to find out just how much you know about influenza.